Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Win, The Eagles & Mary Wigham

A few weeks ago Ginnie (Jayne) held a blogoversary give away, and guess who won :-) As a rule i don't win anything so it must have been my turn :-) The funny thing is that Jayne lives just a few miles away from me! and for her daughter to draw my name out of entries from far flung places was amazing. This is what the postie bought on Saturday morning .

Bent Creek's Summer Basket which she made into a cute little hanging ornament , thank you Jayne, it is now sitting in my fairy light sticks :-)

Last Wednesday was the Eagles concert, it was a good job Mark checked the tickets because I'd been telling him it was at the NEC and it was at the NIA!!! same sort of venue but in a completely different part of Birmingham, lol. It was better really, the NIA is a bit smaller and the acoustics are better. We were actually sitting in the gods we couldn't have been any higher up, but it made for a great view and considering they are pensioners (or almost!!!) they were brilliant! I hadn't played the 'Long Road Out of Eden' CD more than once before we went, now it's my new favourite CD :-)

After much browsing of all the Mary Wigham's out there i finally made a start, but not with the threads that i bought on my visit to The Nimble Thimble a few weeks ago, I've gone for something completely different - well a girl's allowed to change her mind isn't she ;-)

I came across this colour combination from one of the Ladies across the channel and thought how well it would go in my house so I'm afraid i am guilty of plagiarism, lol. I have no idea what DMC numbers they used so i just went in search of 2 browns and a red (ish), I'm really pleased with the way it's looking at the moment. There is one thing that's worrying me though, if your stitching this are you correcting the mistakes and making it symmetrical? or are you stitching it as it comes? I'm a bit scared of making changes, so mine will probably be stitched as it comes, or it will for now anyway :-) Right, I'm off because Mary is calling from the corner of the sitting room, your visits and comments are much appreciated so thank for stopping by :-)
Till next time - Tara-a-bit x

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Chart Is Ready For The Off - Names Sorted

Thank you for all the lovely comments left on my last post :-) It's now time to pass on this Simply Live chart, i will enjoy seeing it travel around and all the lovely stitching, amazingly it's only visiting 1 person from the UK!

I put all the names in the Randomizer and this is the order it came back with:-
1) Cindy
2) Mylene

Congratulations Cindy, your first up to stitch! the chart will be winging it's way to you on Monday - Karan, as you are last on the list to stitch and i have no further use for the chart you will get to keep it when it reaches you! I will e-mail everyone early next week with addresses and what not, in the meantime i have put a list in the side bar of the order of stitching so we can keep track - If when you have stitched you could e-mail (or leave a message on here) that it's ready to go to the next person and i can update the list in the side bar :-) The list of names above should be clickable.

Remember the quiet week i was looking forward to with Mark being away? well the best laid plans and all that! my bum has hardly touched the seat to do any stitching, lol. I had to pick Stevie up from school at lunch time on Tuesday, she had been having pains down her right side, they recommended taking her to the docs, which i did, the doctors then sent us to hospital to get her checked out for appendicitis!! I'm happy to say that i was not appendicitis but they kept her in over night so they could give her a scan on Wednesday (the doctor explained that sometimes girls of her age can get small cysts on the ovaries that can cause some pain and the scan would tell us) If she stayed in overnight she would get a scan next day as an in patient, if she went home she may have to wait up to a week for a scan. Of course we opted for her to stay in overnight to get it over with, we waited all day on Wednesday but by 4pm we were told there was such a back-log of scans that she wouldn't be done that day after all! (none of the 4 young girls on that ward were done either!) So we were told she could come home, she still had a bit of pain, but not too much. We are having to wait for a letter now booking her an appointment for the scan, which will end up being about a week later anyway! She has been fine since, isn't that just the way.
I had one of Marks bosses at my door on Monday Night desperately trying to get in touch with him, he had a job that he wanted him to start the week he comes back and to go to a meeting in London this Monday and Marks phone wasn't set up to receive calls abroad. I felt such an idiot, i didn't even have his parents phone number in Cyprus, how bad that must have sounded! they are all on Marks mobile and i never thought to write it down before he went, he was going to phone me everyday as it's cheaper to make calls from there to here. I ended up going to his sisters house and getting the number off her at 9pm on that night, and no, i didn't have her number either! Marks family are not ones for keeping in touch with each other, lol.

Hopefully next week i will not be playing catch up all week and will be able to get some stitching time in. Me and the girls are going for lunch tomorrow and i will be meeting Mark at the airport tomorrow evening. The only other thing i have planned for next week is a concert on Wednesday at the NEC near Birmingham to see the Eagles, how cool is that!, i can't wait! we've had the tickets for ages and they cost an arm and a leg, so they had better be good, lol. I shall let you know next time, for now I'm off to stitch!
Thanks for visiting, take care - Tara-a-bit x